April 12 – 18

April 12 – 18

“He is not here; He has risen, just as He said! Come, see the place where He lay.” Matthew 28:6

Sunday, 12th: WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU HAVE LEARNED? HAVE YOU RECEIVED THE LORD JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR? and WHEN?  New student inmate Julia S… (age 46) wrote: “That my daughter Brittani is waiting for me in heaven. I knew this, but it’s always nice to hear again. Yes, I received Christ in the 1980’s and then I backslid pretty bad. I got back on track again in 2005, when I rededicated my life to Christ. God bless you! Happy Easter!  P.S. My sister-in-law has COVID-19 and her immune system isn’t very good. Can you pray for her, please? Her name is Amber.”

            Praise God – “Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them…and so we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)! Pray Julia invites other inmates to study; pray Amber recovers.

Monday, 13th: “March 25, 2020 Greetings, I recently learned about your ministry through a listing of Bible study correspondence courses that another individual provided me. I am an inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex in ______. I would love to participate in any program that your ministry offers. Thank you so much for your service to incarcerated individuals! Colin S…

            Praise God – “As for you, because of the blood of My covenant, I will release your prisoners from the waterless pit.” (Zechariah 9:11)! Pray Colin receives his studies and desires to share God’s message of hope.  

Tuesday, 14th: Inmate Hector G… recently shared: “Saludos en el amor de Cristo! [Greetings in the love of Christ!] I know that the Lord is taking care of you in this tribulation that is impacting the world. I know this is all for a perfect purpose that God has for us believers. I say us because now I am a new believer in Christ. I am a repentant sinner who has sought to be saved, believing and accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior.” (His wife Sahylí N… enrolled him, via BSBM’s website, on February 12, 2020.)

            Praise God – “The Spirit gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63)! Pray Hector continues to study and to live out the gospel message among others.

Wednesday, 15th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 6th at 12:27 AM, new student hopeful Randy C… e-mailed: “How to become a better follower of Christ and to be able to share His word with others.”

            Praise God – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;” (Proverbs 3:5)! Pray Randy finds a quiet place to study his first two lessons; pray he obeys the Spirit’s prompting.

Thursday, 16th: Lillie H… began studying on September 21, 2017. She has completed 8 courses and started the 9th recently. She shared: “The most important things I have learned in this course are to see God in all my circumstances and to know that God is sovereign and has a perfect will for me. God’s end goal is to make me more into the image of Christ.”

            Praise God – “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)! Pray Lillie shares Christ’s message of hope with whoever she meets.

Friday, 17th: “Dear BSBM: I am having a friend write this letter because I cannot read or write English very good. I was wanting to know if you offer any Bible studies in Spanish. I hope it is okay to include this letter with my friend Jerry M…s’ study test pages. Narcizo C…

            Praise God – “When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”” (Psalm 27:8)! Pray Narcizo takes God’s word to heart, obeys His teaching and shares the gospel story.

Saturday, 18th: WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO LEARN FROM GOD THROUGH THE STUDY OF HIS WORD? On April 7th at 8:34 AM, new student hopeful Sharon T… e-mailed: “I want to learn how to apply His word to my life and I want a closer relationship with God.”

            Praise God – “Is not My word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that smashes a rock?” (Jeremiah 23:29)! Pray Sharon follows the Spirit’s guidance when studying and takes big steps of faith.

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